San Francisco State University — Assistant / Associate Professor of Accounting

Department Name: Accounting
Area of Specialization: Business Law/ Accounting Ethics/Taxation
Rank of Appointment: Assistant

San Francisco State University, Department of Accounting offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track position as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting, beginning August 2022. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include Business Law, Accounting Ethics and Taxation. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment — through their research, teaching, and service — to the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program.   

The position’s primary teaching area is Business Law/ Accounting Ethics with Taxation as the secondary area.    

The SF State Department of Accounting offers a Master of Science in Accountancy degree and a BSBA degree with a concentration in Accounting. Accounting is one of nine departments in the College of Business and has 18 full time faculty, approximately 39 MSA students, and 700 undergraduate accounting majors. Our students represent more than 100 nationalities and reflect the rich cultural and economic diversity of the Bay Area. San Francisco State University provides a vital educational service to the many business communities in the Bay Area such as the San Francisco Financial District and Silicon Valley. 

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

  • Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
  • Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
  • Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
  • Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
  • Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus
  • Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community and
  • Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Business Law/ Accounting Ethics as the primary area with Taxation as the secondary area, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. A detailed position description is available at 



  • Ph.D. degree in Accounting with specializations in Business Law/Tax/Accounting Ethics or a J.D. and L.L.M. with a specialty in a related area. All candidates’ degrees must be from an AACSB-accredited program or a nationally recognized law school. Certifications such as CPA, CMA, CIA, or CISA, are desirable. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.


  • Teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching contributions in the areas of Business Law, Accounting Ethics and Taxation
  • Active record of scholarship related to specialty area
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works
  • Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities 
  • Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments

Rank and salary: The Assistant Professor Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please go to to begin the application process and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching evaluations
  4. Sample of scholarly paper(s)
  5. Contact information of three references
  6. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU’s diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service.

Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Katie Hetherington, Hiring Committee Chair at

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.